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Argwings Kodhek Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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Argwings Kodhek Rd Nairobi Kenya
Argwings Kodhek RoadKENairobiNairobi
+254 20 2713360yaya-centre.com
Shopping MallToday 9AM–8PM
Wednesday 9AM–8PMThursday 9AM–8PMFriday 9AM–8PMSaturday 9AM–8PMSunday 9AM–4PMMonday 9AM–8PMTuesday 9AM–8PM
A modern multifunctional shopping mall, it was founded in the late eighties in Nairobi and is today one of the leading shopping malls housing over 100 shops and offices
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Kevin Wabungo
a month ago
Yaya Centre is a upmarket mall recently upscaled their parking. It has lots of shops and restaurants. I fancy Java House for a great meal and environment. Yaya have Maasai market on Sunday's where you can buy artifacts like sandals, masks, soap stone sculptures and more. Great shopping experience at the mall.
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Ed Resor
4 months ago
Nice tables. Good WiFi at Art Cafe. SAFARICOM customer service is not as good as their shop at Junction Mall.
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Andreas Fruhen
a week ago
Elevators are crap, escalators only one way and good court has limited choice. Chinese place there is ok
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kiogora martin
a month ago
Shopping mall with highest security in town and all items available.
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Soumya Parhi
a month ago
One of the finest place to reside when you are in Nairobi , Kenya. A luxury apartment and hotel with most friendly staffs and all modern amenities . Stayed there for two years and love to stay again in every visit to NAIROBI .
Hannah Law
in the last week
Western style, secure mall with supermarket, restaurants, shops, bookstore, banks and anything you'd need. Good location.
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Jesse Ambundo
2 months ago
A bit heavy on the security, and parking is quite the nightmare, but besides those two gripes, this is a relatively good mall
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Meckamalil Jacob Minu
a year ago
Yaya center continue to be a landmark commercial centre within the Nairobi urban map. My review is based on the recent modification / add-on multilevel parking and associated security system installation. Parking lot got too congested and maneuvering car inside is a difficult task and too many criss cross driveways with up & downs will be a troublesome task for the Ist time entry. My most terrifying experience is the introduction of Entry / Exit Gate controls added with new set of Bollards. Couple of points comes to my mind (was a security system engineer some time in my career). 1. Security systems are installed with the perceived security threat (This improvement here was the fall out of West Gate Episode / other recent terrorism related troubles including in lamu). 2. Usage of combination of system - Boom Barrier and Bollards (Not a bad Idea, but need a close look on its expected usage and appropriate operational strategy, especially when two different systems, they need to work together in an integrated manner). 3. Since the premises are to be secured, it will be the Entry which is more focused (Here, both Entry & Exits have Bollards in addition to Boom Gate; may be nobody should run away with the KES 50 / 100, damaging own car by the boom barrier!!!!- Less likely. Secondly, future or any time altering Exit as Entry and save the trouble of road breaking / re-installation? or an external threat in this case a terrorist vehicle can take an Entry from this route, force breaking the barriers?). 4. Though it may justify the need of a stricter security, the basics of Security System design is a complete flaw... - Why? - At the Exit Check Point - will be stopping the car for authorization. - Two systems in operation independent based on your pre-paid parking ticket. - Both systems operate independent - a. Boom barrier - goes up - which you can see from the Windshield (Easily recognizable and is in regular use across the city). b. A Single Bollard beam at the middle of the Road - from the Car you can't see this, a Red / Green light installed at the RHD, which also will be most likely partially covered by the Car Corner beam between the Windshield & Window / Door Frame. c. As you authorize your ticket, only moving part in your front which you notice will be the Boom Gate (and ofcourse - most likely you will be taking the car front). d. The most troublesome part is, once you authorize, the Bollard also retracts to underground and once complete, the Red light on the side will go OFF and Green will come ON. e. Now the catch is - Bollard operation is slow and if you are not lucky, you would have already moved the car, which could have banged on to the Bollard which was in process of operation - but incomplete. (You would have left with a damaged bumper!!!!). f. The way it should have been to make the system work as a single integrated system (Not to work independent), and based on the objective the developer would have thought, the strategy &/ mode may vary. f. Now, you must be knowing - I was not a lucky guy!!! The solution is good, but poorly conceived and implemented as an integrated solution, & I am available for a free assistance so that nobody else will be unlucky as me, atleast on this part!!! Tks...
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